THINK 3: Breaking Codes and Finding Patterns

FALL Quarter 2016


  • Homework 1 will be handed out in the first class, it is due on Monday October 3rd at 2.00pm.

Schedule and Location

  • Lecture: 370-370, MW at 2.30pm-3.20pm.


Susan Holmes

  • Office: Sequoia Hall 102, Tuesday at 2pm and by appt.

  • E-Mail: susan [at] stat [dot] stanford [dot] edu

  • Phone: (650) 725 [hyphen] 1925

Pete Mohanty

  • Office: Sweet Hall, 217, 10-11am Wednesday.

  • E-Mail: pmohanty [at] stanford [dot] edu

Elise Stickles

  • Office: Sweet Hall, 220D, Wed 1:00-2:00.

  • E-Mail: stickles [at] stanford [dot] edu

Kassahun Betre

  • Office: Sweet Hall, Tu 3-4pm, Sweet Hall 221C.

  • E-Mail: kassahun [at] stanford [dot] edu

Rob Furrow

  • Office: Sweet Hall, 224B, 4.-5.0 pm Monday.

  • E-Mail: rfurrow [at] stanford [dot] edu

Course Goals

  • Practice inductive and deductive reasoning.

  • Learn how to combine evidence.

  • Solve complex code-breaking problems.

  • Become an effective codebreaker and pattern finder.

  • Improve your problem solving skills on impossible problems.

Class text :

Simon Singh The Code Book (

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